Sunday, March 29, 2009

More NZ Musical Goodness

Another band who has been a favorite of mine for, oh my goodness, 25 years! The BATS.

Here's their first video, filmed in 1984.

And the lovely, bittersweet but optimistic "Smoking Her Wings"

And their new recording, the Guilty Office, is pretty spotless as well.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dead CMC

My current FOTC obsession has got me revisiting New Zealand bands I already love, or may have overlooked. Right now I'm finally starting to "get" the Dead C.

Here's a great clip from YouTube the NoiseNoiseNoise blog. Jeezus, talking about Suicide with the Dead C on national TV. That guy better get up every morning and kiss the fucking ground in gratitude.

And be sure to read the comments - there's the usual YouTube "you suck" prattle, but some really good information about the taping of the show.


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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

100th Post and a couple of new articles

Only took me four years...

Steven Wilson's "Harmony Korine" Song of the Day for

Great video for "Korine"from Lasse Hoile, who's directed previous Porcupine Tree and Opeth clips.

Paul Metzger Anamnestic Tincture LP review for City Pages

Plz to enjoy!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Couple of Things I Did in January

Review of Nomo for NPR's Song of the Day.

Voice Pazz and Jop Poll Ballot for 2008

Poll alignment for 2008, courtesy of The War Against Silence.

Guns, TVs, VCRs...

These have been around awhile, but I love bad local commercials. And parodies of bad local commercials with standup comedian and FOTC cast member Arj Barker even better.

Tax and fees may apply...

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